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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 691 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and lens. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the glare and portability, while some have doubts about the image stabilizer and low light performance.

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shutter, low-light, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 review

 

Prosumer cameras fight back against low-cost DSLRs

Attractive price and specifications

Bulky design

The R1 offers some excellent features but it's let down by its viewing system and its bulky and offbeat design

Mar, 2006

PC ADVISOR - GOLD

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

 

With the high-end camera market currently dominated by SLR digicams, you'd think there'd be no demand for a new all-in-one model. But Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-R1 isn't like any all-in-one ever released.

Sony's DSC-R1 is the first all-in-one to combine the low noise and high sensitivity of a digital SLR with the flexible screen of a consumer camera. It also sports a 10.8Mp sensor and a superb 5x zoom for £699. If you don't need to swap lenses,...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Lisa Gidley (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-R1 review

 

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-R1

Excellent image quality; an impressively flexible LCD screen that's viewable from many angles; a sharp Zeiss lens; effective white-balancing features; a wide range of ISO sensitivity; quick performance.

With most heavy components on the left side, the chunky body is somewhat off-balance; can't shoot raw in burst mode; the in-camera review function magnifies to only 5X.

If you don't anticipate a need for multiple lenses--which many users won't, given the crisp 24mm-to-120mm-equivalent lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8--the Sony Cyber Shot DSC-R1 makes a worthy competitor to the dSLRs in its price range. It's a...

Oct, 2005

DIWA Golden Awards!

Expert review by : DIWA (diwa-awards.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

 
May, 2006

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Sony DSC-R1

 

Very good image quality.24mm equivalent wide angle.High resolution images.Low noise up to 400 ISO.Well-supported RAW format.Excellent ergonomic design.Solidly built.

Wide angle images a bit soft.Noise beyond 800 ISO.Minimal Burst mode.Slow AF in low light.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-R1 Digital Camera Review

 

Sony has created a digital still camera that combines a large 10.3 effective Megapixel CMOS sensor with a high quality 24mm – 120mm (35mm) wide-angle telephoto ZEISS Zoom lens, which produces first-class quality images.

The Sony Cyber-shot R1 produces extremely high-quality images and thanks to the ultra-low power consumption, STAMINA power efficiency, and an intelligent InfoLITHIUM battery, it can take an impressive 500 shots before you need to recharge the battery.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Digital Camera Magazine (dcmag.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

The R1 offers an excellent zoom range, good age quality and excellent photographic control. The images are good without being stunning but colours are vivid, true and sharp. The Sony R1 is technically fascinating and there is a lot to try out and talk...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Joanne Carter (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Cybershot R1

 

The Cyber-shot-R1 is something of a departure for Sony. Historically, the company's focus in terms of sensors has been centred on CCD technology, but this is its first camera to feature a large, low-noise, CMOS chip.

Rugged build, low noise, super-sharp wide-angle Carl Zeiss zoom, and great monitor.

All this quality doesn't come cheap, and there's no image stabilizer. But while the DSC-R1 can outclass entry-level digital SLRs, it can't match the versatility afforded by interchangeable lenses.

The DSC-R1 is Sony's first proper stab at the lucrative semi-pro market. But, it's a market dominated by digital SLRs with interchangeable lenses, and despite all the DSC-R1's positive features, it can't compete on versatility. It's still a strong...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

 

Excellent zoom lens, Quiet operation

Manual focusing is difficult, three frame buffer is small

If you don't need to swap lenses, precisely focus manually or shoot more than three frames at a time, the DSCR1 is a better bet than a budget digital SLR.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Cybershot DSC-R1

 

With the high-end camera market currently dominated by SLR (single lens reflex) digicams, you'd think there'd be no demand for a new all-in-one model....

Excellent zoom lens, Quiet operation

Manual focusing is difficult, three frame buffer is small

If you don't need to swap lenses, precisely focus manually or shoot more than three frames at a time, the DSCR1 is a better bet than a budget digital SLR.

Jan, 2006

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